Blogger Code of Ethics
Ethics are a vital component to the value, integrity and credibility of social media. Online interactions play an important role in shaping public discourse and industry conversation. While social media are often an effective way to communicate, ethical misjudgments in a viral context can have severe and damaging consequences for individuals as well as organizations. The following guidelines are paramount and further outlined in the NPR ethics handbook for social media: accuracy, fairness, completeness, honesty, independence, impartiality, transparency, accountability, respect and excellence.
Responsible bloggers have an ethical obligation to their readers. This code of ethics came from Blogging: Bubble Or Big Deal? When And How Businesses Should Use Blogs, by Charlene Li. Original Source: Forrester Best Practice report.
I will tell the truth.
I will write deliberately and with accuracy.
I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly.
I will preserve the original post, using notations to show where I have made changes so as to maintain the integrity of my publishing.
I will never delete a post.
I will not delete comments unless they are spam, off-topic, contain personal attacks or hate speech. All comments are moderated.
I will reply to emails and comments when appropriate, and do so promptly.
I will strive for high quality with every post – including basic spellchecking.
I will stay on topic.
I will disagree with other opinions respectfully.
I will link to online references and original source materials directly.
I will disclose conflicts of interest.
I will keep private issues and topics private.
This policy is valid from 16 September 2013
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.
I will never receive compensation in any way from this blog.
The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified. We are employed by or consult with: University of Oregon.
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I welcome and encourage comments on prlandscape. However, in some instances comments are subject to be edited or deleted. This includes:
- Comments that are determined to be spam or questionable spam.
- Links within comments that lead to irrelevant content or affiliate websites.
- Comments using profanity or vulgar language.
- Comments including derogatory language, or language/concepts that could be deemed offensive.
- Statements that attack another person individually.
Please follow my comment policy rules and help to keep this blog a safe and constructive place for discussion. I reserve the right to edit or delete comments submitted to this blog at any time without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.